Biomarkers of Nerve Regeneration in Peripheral Nerve Injuries: An Emerging Field

Karim A. Sarhane, Chris Cashman, Chris Cashman, Kellin Krick, Sami H. Tuffaha, Justin M. Broyles, Saami Khalifi An, Mohammed Alrakan, Pablo Baltodano, Zuhaib Ibrahim, Gerald Brandacher

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Peripheral nerve injuries constitute a frequent and disabling condition, with an estimated incidence reaching 23 per 100,000 persons per year in developed countries, not accounting for non traumatic cases (i.e., nerve damage secondary to abdominal or pelvic surgeries) and for lesions not treated at health facilities (Taylor et al., 2008; Asplund et al., 2009). Despite great advances in microsurgical techniques, nerve repair continues to be suboptimal, and full functional recovery is seldom achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomarkers of Brain Injury and Neurological Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781482239836
ISBN (Print)9781482239829
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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